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Turn This World Inside Out

The Emergence of Nurturance Culture

June 28, 2019 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781849353588
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Description

As Nora Samaran writes, "violence is nurturance turned backwards." In its place, she proposes "nurturance culture" as the opposite of rape culture, suggesting that models of care and accountability--different from "call-outs" rooted in the politics of guilt--can move toward dismantling systems of dominance and oppression.

When communities identify and interrupt systemic violence, prioritize the needs of those harmed, and hold a circle of belonging that humanizes everyone, they create a foundation that can begin to resist and repair the harms inflicted by patriarchy, white supremacy, and capitalism. Emerging from insights in gender studies, race theory, and psychology, and influenced by contemporary social movements, Turn This World Inside Out engages today's crucial questions, helping move us beyond seemingly intractable barriers to collective change.

Includes the essays "The Opposite of Rape Culture Is Nurturance Culture," "On Gaslighting," and "Own, Apologize, Repair," as well as conversations with Serena Bhandar, Ruby Smith Díaz, Aravinda Ananda, Natalie Knight, and Alix Johnson.

"Nora Samaran writes with a unique combination of compassion and intelligence on the most pressing topic of our time. I'm convinced that if every person read her words, the world would be a much better place." --Liz Plank, journalist and executive producer of Divided States of Women

"Turn This World Inside Out  is doing something unique and visionary." --Wayde Compton, Author of After Canaan and The Outer Harbour

"Turn This World Inside Out is a must-have for educators, parents, counselors, and all members of the community who are working to transform structural harm." --Agustina Vidal and Maryse Mitchell-Brody, The Icarus Project, New York

About this Author

Nora Samaran is the pseudonym of Naava Smolash, a faculty member in the English department at Douglas College. Her writing appears in academic and popular publications including Studies in Canadian Literature, West Coast Line, Briarpatch, and the University of Toronto Quarterly .

ISBN: 9781849353588
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 140
Publisher: AK Press
Published: 2019-06-28

Reviews

"Nora Samaran writes with a unique combination of compassion and intelligence on the most pressing topic of our time. I'm convinced that if every person read her words, the world would be a much better place." --Liz Plank, journalist and executive producer of Divided States of Women

"Turn This World Inside Out is doing work in an area that is highly topical, in a way that I, for one, have never seen before. This book is doing something unique and visionary. A lot of writing is visionary about something, but this book is visionary about something that, at this moment, is on everyone's mind. In book form, it could reach a lot of people."

-- Wayde Compton, Author of After Canaan and The Outer Harbour, Creative Writing Program Director at The Writer's Studio, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.

"Turn this World Inside Out is a must-have for educators, parents, counselors, and all members of the community who are working to transform structural harm. ... Using accessible language, Turn This World Inside Out lays out the social forces that perpetuate harm, and provides essential language to help start difficult conversations. This book offers us more than insight into the problem of structural harm; it also offers a part of the remedy and is thus essential reading for everyone who wants to shift to a culture of healing, nurturance, and love." --Agustina Vidal and Maryse Mitchell-Brody, The Icarus Project, New York

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